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The “1930 Motion Picture News Blue Book”

The “1930 Motion Picture News Blue Book” is a very cool, old Hollywood reference book! It boasts, “The Authoritative Who’s Who of Filmdom.” And, it is!

Published back in 1930 for the movie industry, this little “Blue Book” includes thousands of small biographies on every known actor, director, editor, writer, etc. during that time; and, in which films they worked. 

Here are a few examples of the ads spotted throughout this movie-stuffed book: Mickey Mouse Sound Cartoons, Harry Langdon, and Harold Lloyd!

As a short subject researcher, these types of reference books are gems. I feel lucky to own it! If you are looking for a copy, just Google it. A few copies are being sold on various websites.

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Books, Movie, Short Subject

 

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Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin sing “Every Sunday.”

“Every Sunday” is a 1936 short subject with Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin (Durbin’s film debut). Per IMDb, “George Sidney, believed to be the line producer, has said that MGM executives instructed him to ”dump the fat one“ (meaning Judy Garland) after viewing this short film. But Judy was signed to MGM and Deanna Durbin was let go, to be snapped up by Universal Pictures.I guess Garland showed them!

Photo Source: DeannaDurbinDevotees

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Young Once

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Movie

 

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